Monday, January 05, 2009

Don't cry for me

On the way home from my parents house, my husband and I stopped by Costco. Most everybody knows that Costco only sells in bulk. You either need to be a large family or great at preserving and freezing to avoid spoiling! Buying 10 pounds of onions for $3.79 sounds frugal (only $.38/pound!) until you realize you're looking at a three month's supply. :P

Thankfully, before we actually bought the onions, we agreed that I would dice up several, bag them up and toss them into the freezer. Since 95% of our onions is for cooking, we don't need the onions to be fresh.

I chopped up 6 onions (they're bigger than softballs!) and started to feel my eyes stinging around the 4th onion. Took a moment to walk away and grab my camera. And then I fell in love with my camera all over again! It's been exceedingly hard for me to take pictures in the kitchen with my old camera. Too much bland color, I'm guessing. New purdy camera? Show things with wonderful clarity! Thanks again Mom and Dad. :)

(In the background are my new kitchen toys that I bought on Saturday. I needed stainless steel for the soap making I want to do this year.)



AmyK said...

I usually keep a pair of protective glasses (they're really more like goggles!) in the kitchen for when I'm chopping onions.

Costco always makes me sad. I wish I could justify buying stuff in such large quantities, but we don't even have room to store all of it!

holly said...

Try putting them in the frig first. I rarely cry when chopping them. I like the idea of freezing them. Why didn't I think of that. LOL.

Joanna said...

I love Costco!! Unfortunately we gave up our membership last year as we couldn't leave the store without spending a couple hundred bucks and only have 5 items lol!! Anyway, I have the best tip ever for chopping onions. DON'T breath through your nose. I have been doing this for years and it really works. Just breath through your mouth and you won't have any problems! I think the passages behind the nose must connect to the eyes somehow (I really have no idea about that!) so when you don't give the fumes a chance to get up to the eyes your problems are solved!

BTW I just found your blog through a search for string quilts :)